curious

adj.
1 eager to find out about sb/sth
VERBS
be, feel, seem
became, get, grow
remain
make sb

Her secretive manner had made me curious.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
deeply, intensely

I was intensely curious to know more about him.

a little, slightly, etc.
mildly
genuinely
naturally

Puppies are naturally curious.

just, merely, simply

I'm just curious to know what you think.

intellectually
PREPOSITION
about

I was curious about how she would react.

as to

She was curious as to why he was there.

PHRASES
curious to find out, know, see, etc. sb/sth
2 strange/unusual
VERBS
be, feel, look, seem
find sb/sth
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

I find it very curious that you did not tell anyone.

a little, slightly, etc.

a slightly curious statement.

Curious is used with these nouns: ↑aspect, ↑blend, ↑coincidence, ↑combination, ↑elation, ↑expression, ↑eye, ↑fashion, ↑feeling, ↑gaze, ↑glance, ↑habit, ↑incident, ↑look, ↑mind, ↑mix, ↑mixture, ↑omission, ↑paradox, ↑phenomenon, ↑sensation, ↑tale, ↑thing, ↑twist

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Curious — Cu ri*ous (k? r? ?s), a. [OF. curios, curius, F. curieux, L. curiosus careful, inquisitive, fr. cura care. See {Cure}.] 1. Difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Little… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curious — 1 Curious, inquisitive, prying, snoopy, nosy are comparable when meaning interested in finding out or in a search for facts that are not one s personal concern. Curious need not imply objectionable qualities such as intrusiveness or impertinence …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • curious — [kyoor′ē əs] adj. sometimes compar.curiouser: often in allusion to Lewis Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland [ME < OFr curios < L curiosus, careful, diligent, curious; akin to cura, care: see CURE] 1. eager to learn or know 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • curious — [adj1] desiring knowledge, understanding analytical, disquisitive, examining, impertinent, inquiring, inquisitive, inspecting, interested, interfering, intrusive, investigative, meddlesome, meddling, nosy, peeping, peering, prurient, prying,… …   New thesaurus

  • curious — index eccentric, extraordinary, inquisitive, noteworthy, prodigious (amazing), rare, remarkable, u …   Law dictionary

  • curious — (adj.) mid 14c., eager to know (often in a bad sense), from O.Fr. curios solicitous, anxious, inquisitive; odd, strange (Mod.Fr. curieux) and directly from L. curiosus careful, diligent; inquiring eagerly, meddlesome, akin to cura care (see CURE… …   Etymology dictionary

  • curious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) eager to know or learn something. 2) strange; unusual. DERIVATIVES curiously adverb. ORIGIN Latin curiosus careful , from cura care …   English terms dictionary

  • curious — cu|ri|ous [ kjuriəs ] adjective ** 1. ) someone who is curious wants to find out about something: I didn t mean to pry. I m just curious. That s all. curious about: Children are curious about animals and how they live. curious to see/hear/know… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • curious */*/ — UK [ˈkjʊərɪəs] / US [ˈkjʊrɪəs] adjective 1) a) someone who is curious wants to find out about something I didn t mean to pry. I m just curious. That s all. curious about: Children are curious about animals and how they live. curious to… …   English dictionary

  • curious — adj. eager to know 1) curious about (curious about smb. s past) 2) curious to + inf. (I would be curious to know what really happened) odd 3) curious that + clause (it is curious that she didn t remember the incident) * * * [ kjʊ(ə)rɪəs] curious… …   Combinatory dictionary

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